MATH SOLVE

3 months ago

Q:
# 27 Divided by What Equals 16?

Accepted Solution

A:

27 Divided by What Equals 16?
Methods
Setting up the problem:
In a problem like this, the “what” means that we’re working with a variable. The most common variable used in math is “x”. So we could say what number, x can we divide 27 by to equal 16?
Solving 27 Divided by What Equals 16
Here’s how you would set up this question as an equation:
27
x
=
16
\frac{27}{x} = 16
x 27 = 16
The goal of the problem is to solve for x. To do this we need to change the equation so that x is alone on one side of the equation.In this case, it can be done in two steps. The first step is to multiply both sides by x to isolate 27:
27
=
16
∗
x
27 = 16*x
27 = 16 ∗ x
Then we can isolate x on the right side of the equation by dividing both sides by 16:
27
16
=
x
\frac{27}{16} = x
16 27 = x
When we simplify the new equation, we can solve for x. In this example, we will round to the nearest three decimal places if that’s needed.
x
=
1.688
x = 1.688
x = 1.688
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